Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students

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Overview

Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology is a thoroughly revised and expanded co-edition of the highly regarded Reasoning and Argument in Psychology, originally published by UNSW Press, Australia. It represents a comprehensive textbook for all undergraduates in psychology who need to undertake empirical research, taking them step-by-step through the process. In particular, it offers the a range of study skills enabling the student to understand the complex processes involved with psychological research, not really covered in other texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761971740
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/2/2001
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Phillip Staines’ current research interests include representation, meaning and reasoning; models of dialogue; applied logic; some topics in the philosophy of psychology; and the foundations of computing.

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Table of Contents

Understanding and Evaluating Statements
Understanding and Evaluating Arguments
Explanation
Definition and Clarification of Terms
Interpreting Psychological Evidence
Some Common Weaknesses in Psychological Argument
Levels of Explanation
Measurement and Numerical Reasoning
Researching Psychological Projects
Writing Psychological Essays
Reporting Observational Studies

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